PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course


In this course you will learn how to improve your diving techniques by choosing from 5 diving experiences: underwater navigation, deep immersion (18-30m), recovery of lost objects and many more activities.

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Exploration, Emotion, Experiences

That’s what the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course is all about. You don’t have to be “advanced” to do it – it’s designed to advance on your dive, so you can start immediately once you get your PADI Open Water Diver certification.

The course helps you build confidence and expand your diving skills through different Adventure Dives.

Try different specialties while gaining experience under the supervision of your PADI Instructor.

You record dives and develop skills while finding new ways to have fun diving.

Get credit! Each Adventure Dive can serve as a credit for the first dive of the corresponding PADI Specialty Course.

If you have already taken a specialty diving course, ask your instructor if you have obtained credit for an Adventure Dive.

Who should take this course?

PADI (Junior) Open Water Divers who are at least 12 years old are prepared to step up and enroll in an Advanced Open Water Diver course.

Young divers can only participate in certain Adventure Dives – Ask your PADI Instructor.

If you are already Adventure Diver, you only need to complete two more Adventure Dives to get the Advanced Open Water Diver certification.

What will you learn in this Diving Course?

You will plan your learning schedule with your instructor by choosing from a long list of Adventure Dives.

There are two mandatory dives – Depth and Underwater Navigation – and you will choose the other three for a total of five dives.

During the Deep Adventure Dive, you will learn how to plan dives to deal with the physiological effects and challenges of diving deeper.

The Underwater Navigation Adventure Dive polishes your compass navigation skills and helps you navigate better using flapping cycles, visual references and time.

The other knowledge and skills you acquire will vary with your interests and adventures – photography, buoyancy control, fish identification, wreck exploration and much more.

You can earn academic credits for the Advanced Open Water Diver course.

Diving Team for the Advanced Course

In addition to using basic diving equipment, you will need a compass and a diving knife or diving tool.

You will also use specialized equipment depending on the Adventure Dives you choose. For example, you will obviously use a dry suit for the Dry Suit Adventure Dive.

Your PADI Instructor will explain the equipment you need and may suggest additional equipment, such as a diving light for night diving or a lift bag for search and recovery diving.

Visit us or contact us to find out more about the equipment you will need to start your Advanced Open Water Diver adventures.

Do your Online Diving Course

You can choose to do the Advanced Open Water Diver Online – through PADI eLearning – to get started immediately.

The web-based system allows you to learn about seven of the most popular Adventure Dives – including the mandatory Depth and Underwater Navigation Dives, as well as the Adventure Dives from Boat, Night, Buoyancy Mastery, Underwater Naturalist and Wrecks.

You study at your own pace, through an interactive and easy-to-use program. You will also have access to the online version of the Adventures in Diving manual and will be able to complete sections of other Adventure Dives as instructed by your PADI Instructor.

You can also choose to read the Adventures in Diving manual and watch the Adventures in Diving video (a book and DVD package).

You can sign up right now to start the course as soon as possible.

If you have chosen the online version, we will send you the access data to the online platform. If you choose the paper version, we will send you the materials at home or you can go through any of our centers to manage it.

Your PADI Instructor will meet with you to schedule the knowledge review sessions along with the Adventure Dives.



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